GHS Foundation Hosts Most Successful Art Gala in their 7-Year History


OXFORD, NC (February 3, 2016) – The Granville Health System (GHS) Foundation announced at its first quarterly meeting of the year that the seventh annual Art Gala raised more than $114,000 in support of Granville Health System. The funds raised will support the System’s new medical equipment and technology.  This year’s event attracted nearly 180 members of the community.

The Art Gala featured more than 80 raffle and auction items including hand-crafted art and photography by local artists such as Bunny Matthews, Doug Logan, Lilia Brigham, Brad Tucker, Sylvia Harrison, Lisa Oakley, Tara Torrence, Laurie Stephens, and Debarah Barber-Faucette. Also included were sports packages, tickets for the performing arts and culinary experiences. Trip packages were offered for Charlottesville; Las Vegas; Red Lodge, Montana; Carolina Beach; and Kiawah Island.  The auction was conducted by William Adcock of Adcock Realty.

“The support of this area for their community hospital is absolutely overwhelming,” said Gary Bowman, President of the Foundation Board. “We thank you for your continued support of Granville Health System.”


Main sponsors of the event include Mr. Herbert Gregory at the Sapphire level; HealthSCOPE Benefits, Hopper, Hicks and Wrenn, PLLC, NorthWind PFS, Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, and Union Bank and Trust Company at the Emerald level; Freeman White, Ideal Fastener Corporation, Morrison’s Management, and Wake Emergency Physicians at the Garnet level; and Arthur J. Gallagher and Company, BB&T, Center for Women’s Health, Creative Minds Signage and Wayfinding, Granville Heart & Vascular, Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Ertischek, Highland Family Dentistry, Dr. Balvinder Kumar, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Mahan, McDonald’s of Oxford/Creedmoor/Henderson, Optum Rx, Orthopaedic Specialists of NC, Plastic Ingenuity, Professional Pharmacy, Dr. Vijaya & Vasantha Reddy, Sherman & Boddie, United Heartland, Mr. & Mrs. John Watson, and Wells Fargo Insurance Services, USA at the Pearl level.


Judy Williford of Fishing Creek Nursery and Mrs. Julia Day sponsored the decorations while Carolyn and Earl Blackwell sponsored the Silent Auction. Dr. and Mrs. L. Lee Isley were the Wine Pull sponsors and CertainTeed was the Social Hour sponsor.


Altec Industries, Dr. Stephan Baum, Dr. & Mrs. Mark Bostic, Brummitt Electric, Dr. J. Randall Byrd, Mr. Henry Derr, Mr. Andrew Choi, Fidelity Bank, Mr. Stan Fox, Dr. Joanne Fruth, Ms. Geraldine Gooch, Duke Progress Energy, Drs. Weldon Hampton, Dr. Andrew McNeal, Ms. Lucy Moore, On Hold Marketing, Drs. Reed Spears, Dr. & Mrs. Michael Stoll, Mr. & Mrs. Gary Williams and Mr. & Mrs. Roy Winslow also sponsored the event.


“’A Night of Celebration’ was the theme of the event’,” said Bowman. “And it fit the occasion because we wanted for our guests to celebrate the success and achievements that can result when a committed group of citizens support their community hospital.”


Planners of this spectacular event included Chairperson Martha Wrenn, Carolyn Blackwell, William Coley, Ginnie Currin, Lauren Currin, Julia Day, Georgeen Ertischek, Melissa Isley, Marshall Tanner and Mary Thorp.


Photos of the event can be viewed at For additional information please visit


About the Granville Health System Foundation

The mission of Granville Health System Foundation is to serve as a charitable resource for Granville Health System, supporting its commitment to provide quality health care to all citizens of the community, where they work and live. The Foundation builds support for GHS and provides financial resources to purchase new equipment, develop new services, maintain and improve facilities, and recruit new health professionals to Granville County. For more information about the Granville Health System Foundation, please visit


About Granville Health System

For nearly 95 years, Granville Health System has been delivering quality health care close to home.  To meet the growing needs of our community, Granville Health System has expanded its services throughout Granville County, offering convenient access to medical care where you work and live. GHS received a number of national awards, including the Hospital of Choice Award which named Granville Health System as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. GHS also received the Community Value Index Five-Star Hospital Award, placing GHS in the top 20% of hospitals in the country in offering financial value to the communities served, while reinvesting back into facilities in order to provide for current and emerging health needs. Recently, Granville Health System was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The GHS main campus is located at 1010 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina. For more information about Granville Health System visit GHS online at



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